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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 39(5); 1996 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1996;39(5): 861-5.
Clinical Analysis of Diode Laser Tonsillectomy
Yeon Kuk Choi, MD, Gyu Cheol Han, MD, Ho Jung Kim, MD, Sang Hyun Kim, MD, and Duk Hee Chang, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Diode 레이저를 이용한 편도 적출술의 임상적 분석
최연국 · 한규철 · 김호중 · 김상현 · 장덕희
국립의료원 이비인후과

It has been said that laser excision of oral and oropharyngeal lesions result in less intraoperative blood loss, reduced postoperative pain and delayed wound healing, but few controlled studies have been done to substantiate these claims. A study was undertaken to examine the benefits of the diode laser in a group of 20 patients who underwent tonsillectomy. One side tonsil was removed with diode laser and the other side was excised with conventional dissection and snare technique. The results were as follows : 1) In comparison with standard dissection and snare techique, laser tonsillectomy had less postoperative throat pain, less intraoperative blood loss, but longer operation time. 2) Postoperative otalgia and incidence of postoperative bleeding were statistically insignificant. From the above results, tonsillectomy with diode laser may be useful for patients with clotting abnormalities or sensitive patients in pain or children need less bleeding.

Keywords: Diode laserTonsillectomy.
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